Peanut Butter Cookies {Disneyland Inspired}

These Peanut Butter Cookies are thick, chewy, and so, so soft. This recipe is a copycat of Disneyland's peanut butter cookies, which are my all-time favorite. And these cookies are just as good as the real thing!

stack of peanut butter cookies

Is there a better smell than Main Street USA at Disneyland? I have heard rumors that they pump delicious “smells” into the park, just to make your mouth salivate . . . I don’t know if it’s true or not, but the smells get me every time!

One of my favorite places to visit is Pooh Corner Bakery in Disneyland. Their cookies are seriously to die for – I love the Snickerdoodle cookies and these Peanut Butter ones are a close second!

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And now, onto the recipe!

peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips on baking sheet

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are thick, chewy, and so, so soft (which is how a bakery cookie should be!). The cookies at Disneyland have big peanut butter chunks in them, but I wasn’t able to find any so I went with regular peanut butter chips, which still turned out delicious!

I love the edge on these cookies!  Most peanut butter cookies have a criss-cross design on top that you make with a fork, but to make these more like Disneyland’s cookies we rolled them in sugar and flattened them with a drinking glass to give them that rough edge.

How to make peanut butter cookies soft and chewy

homemade peanut butter cookies out of the oven

Why Are My Peanut Butter Cookies Dry/Crumbly?

Cookie dough can be a little fickle when it comes to altitude, so if you feel like your dough is a little too dry or crumbly you can add a little milk until you reach your desired consistency.

More Classic Cookies To Try

If you love the food at Disneyland as much as we do, be sure to try these great recipes:

Serves: 30

Disneyland's Peanut Butter Cookies

A copycat of one of my favorite cookies of all time: Disneyland's Bakery-Style Peanut Butter Cookies!

15 minPrep Time

9 minCook Time

24 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add vanilla and mix.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one.
  5. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and stir until completely combined.
  6. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  7. Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls.
  8. Place 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in the sugar until completely covered.
  9. Place rolled dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and gently press each dough ball down to 1/2 inch thick.
  10. Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes.
  11. Remove cookies and allow them to cool on their cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  12. These cookies are very soft - you don't want them to over bake or turn brown at all. They will continue to set-up as they cool.
Recipe Type: Dessert

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42 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies {Disneyland Inspired}”

    • Stefanie
      These are really fantastic. I don't even like peanut butter cookies and I couldn't stop eating them! The texture is great and the added chips just give them something extra. This recipe made so many that I ended up packaging them to give to teachers and neighbors, but now I need to make my family more because my kids are addicted ?
  1. Can you leave the chips out? Do you feel it would make a big difference in the structure of the cookie? I know it makes a difference if you leave ingredients out sometimes! I don't think hubby would like the chips. And since he's who I make them for....
  2. Shannon
    I just made these, I follow recipes exactly. These cookies tasted bland. Not enough sugar to flour or peanutbutter. When they came out of the oven, the color of the cookie was almost like a sugar cookies (with no sugar). If I could rate this cookie less than 5 stars, it'd be in the negative.
  3. I don't understand all the negativity in these comments. I have made this recipe probably twenty times since I found it, and I always do a double batch because people go nuts for them. They are the best cookie I have ever eaten - not bland at all, and I always use 4 cups of flour. I can't imagine using 2-1/4 cups of sugar and three eggs with only 2 cups of flour; it would turn this into pancake batter. Anyway, my family and all my friends and coworkers love these cookies!
  4. Tianna Workman
    First off, I have not tried a recipe by the Six Sister's Stuff that I didn't like! These cookies are no exception! They are delicious! It is the first recipe I have found that I can use Adams Natural crunchy peanut butter (because that's what we always have) with good results! Good chewy soft texture, and the peanut butter chips make the cookie!! Well done Six Sisters' Stuff!! Thank you for another great recipe!
  5. These are absolutely delicious! I made them today and my family loved them. The only thing I did different was that I used extra crunchy peanut butter and added about 2 tablespoon more of smooth pb. These are not bland at all! Full of flavor; sweet, salty, crunchy and so soft at the same time..just magical. Mine baked right at 7 minutes. I used parchment paper on cookie sheet. Perfection. Thank you for this amazing recipe!
  6. I made your cookies yesterday. I read the reviews but still made them exactly as the recipe stated. They are so good! In fact, I are more than I should have because I couldn't stay out of them! My family loved them too! Awesome recipe!
  7. I love this recipe, though I do admit to tweaking it a bit. I double the salt (I thought the dough needed more balance) and do half dark and half light brown sugar for the 1 cup of brown sugar. I used Reese’s Pb chips and they add the perfect amount of sweetness to offset the extra salt in the cookie. I think they would be too sweet without the extra salt. Also, definitely need 4 cups of flour. I have no idea how others could get a solid dough with only 2 cups. That being said, everyone RAVED about these. Definitely making again!

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